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imminent failure!?!

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by sbutt1, Nov 30, 2001.

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  1. sbutt1

    sbutt1 Thread Starter

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    When I boot up my computer I get the following message:

    1720-Hard Drive Detects Imminent Failure

    I am then given the option to boot (F1) or go to some screen where I can change settings.

    When I go to the screen to change settings I have no idea what to do so I just press F1. Then the computer boots up no problem.

    I haven't noticed any problems other than the fact that I can't defragment my drive. It stops in the middle and tells me I need to run a thorough scandisk. Which I did and it said nothing was wrong. I'm not sure if this is related in any way.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    I found this...

    http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/788/AVVID/mcs_boot.html
    1720 - Slot x Drive Array - SMART Drive Detects Imminent Failure SCSI: Port y: SCSI ID x
    Indicated drive has reported a SMART predictive-failure condition and may fail at some time in the future. If drive is part of a nonfault-tolerant configuration, back up all data before replacing drive and restore all data afterward. If drive is part of a fault-tolerant configuraion do not replace drive unless all other drives in array are online. Press F1 to resume

    http://www.compaq.com/support/files/notebooks/us/download/8098.html


    http://www.compaq.com/support/techpubs/customer_advisories/8361.html
    1720 - IntelliSafe Hard Drive detects imminent failure _ Hard drive is about to fail Backup contents and replace hard drive.


    http://www.bioscentral.com/misc/compaqsystems.htm
    1720 SMART hard drive detects imminent failure




    Savvy :(
     
  3. sbutt1

    sbutt1 Thread Starter

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    Thanks. I was hoping it would be something simple. But it looks like I'm going to have to replace my hard drive. Bummer.
     
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